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  • July 10, 2019
  • Posted by John C Filice

3 Simple Ways to Repair Your Credit

For many Canadians looking to purchase a home, bad credit scores stand in the way of getting a mortgage. Most lenders prefer your score to be 650 or higher. If they do allow for lower credit scores, i

  • June 27, 2019
  • Posted by John C Filice

First Time Home Buyers Guide: What Happens after Sending an Offer to Purchase

After sending the offer to purchase to the seller, there's nothing left to do but cross some fingers and hope for the best. Or is there? What happens now and when will the keys finally change hands? T

  • June 12, 2019
  • Posted by John C Filice

First Time Home Buyers Guide: What about Pre-Qualification, Pre-Approval, and Mortgage Commitment Letters?

Securing pre-qualification, pre-approval, and mortgage commitment letters can simplify the mortgage application process. These steps can also help home buyers avoid disaster. They don't need all three

  • May 30, 2019
  • Posted by John C Filice

The lowdown on downpayments

The lowdown on downpayments I get questions about downpayment all the time! So here is the lowdown on how much you need, and how you might get it. How much do you need? Not surprisingly, most Canad

  • May 22, 2019
  • Posted by John C Filice

Three Mistakes to Avoid as a First Time Homebuyer

Purchasing your first home is always an exciting life milestone. However, if you want to make a smooth and easy transition into home ownership, there are a few mistakes you should try to avoid along

  • May 8, 2019
  • Posted by John C Filice

Mortgage Mistakes - How to Avoid Getting in Over Your Head When Buying Your First Home

If you are tired of renting and ready to buy the home of your dreams, you need to plan carefully. The dream of home ownership is a wonderful thing, but without careful planning and a proactive approac

  • April 24, 2019
  • Posted by John C Filice

Four Tips to Sell Your Home in a Hurry

Selling your home can be a time-consuming process - a situation which is less than ideal if you want to move sooner rather than later. Luckily, though, there are a few things that you can do to spee

  • April 10, 2019
  • Posted by John C Filice

Mortgage Questions for First-Time Buyers

While purchasing a home qualifies as the largest acquisition in many peoples' lives, it doesn't have to invoke anxiety. As long as you know what to expect, you'll be set to become a successful homeo

  • March 27, 2019
  • Posted by John C Filice

What to Look for in an Investment Property

Investing in real estate can be a great way to grow your wealth. However, in order to be a successful investor, you will need to identify the right properties to invest in. In particular, you will w

  • March 22, 2019
  • Posted by John C Filice

The Mortgage Industry reacts to the latest Federal Budget

The Mortgage Industry Reacts to this week’s Federal Budget Many Mortgage Professionals were hoping for minor tweaks to the mortgage stress test, the Liberal government’s 2019 budget inste

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